Monday, July 27, 2009

China And Taiwan

Insofar as I have a good understanding of what to hope for in the China-Taiwan relationship, it's that we want that situation to move forward peacefully, in a way that keeps Taiwan from being messed up by the Chinese government, and that ends the weirdness of two countries pretending that they're one country. Really, they seem to be in some kind of bizarre dysfunctional relationship that would make a wacky sitcom episode, if there weren't a risk that things would turn violent and possibly drag America into a conflict that would kill huge numbers of people.

So I'm guessing that the Chinese and Taiwanese governments exchanging direct communications for the first time in 60 years is a positive development. Hopefully they'll have a chat at some point in the future where they're like, "Um, so, we're two separate countries, right?"
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